Douglas Hollis and Anna Valentina Murch, 2015
Oasis is unlike any other art piece in the city of Brea, and meant to ultimately become the focal point of the entire community, as well as a special gathering place for future residents and visitors. Situated in a plaza, Oasis sits adjacent to Whole Foods Market, namely “Oasis Plaza,” in the newly developed Village at La Floresta.
Oasis is a metaphorical sculpture referencing Brea’s cultural past, from the Native American to early days of settlement, to ranching and oil development. The art piece also looks to the future with its sustainable materials and technologies on the foundation for which it was designed and built.
Murch and Hollis incorporated unique elements in the beams, terraces, plants materials and light, resulting in a multi-sensory experience, with the elements of earth, wind and fire represented. Curvilinear kinetic sculpture of suspended aluminum quills; landscaping and public seating area.
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